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72 Tips for Staying Young

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72 Tips for Staying Young

Darci Maxwell, author

Every day, an estimate of 432 billion cells in your body die. Those cells are then replaced by other cells during your body’s natural regeneration process. The quality of these new cells is based on the quality of materials they have to create themselves.

You have control over whether or not the cells will have the proper food and nutrition they need in order to regenerate properly. The healthier your cells, the younger and healthier you look. Below are some tips to ensure that your cells have the proper nutrients, as well as other beauty tips to help you stay young.

  1. Maintain a healthy body weight – A healthy body weight will lower your risk for many diseases, help you feel better, and give you more energy.

  2. Drink lots of water – Water has many benefits including balancing body fluids, energizing muscles, and keeping skin young and healthy.

  3. Eat less sugar – Sugar can depress the immune system making you more susceptible to disease.

  4. Drink less caffeine – Caffeine dehydrates the body and depletes calcium, magnesium and phosphorus levels.

  5. Eat your vegetables – Vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals that protect the body from disease and aging. eat fruits to stay healthy

  6. Eat more fruit – Fruit is also full of vitamins and minerals essential to the overall health of the body.

  7. Eat smaller portions – Eating less calories lowers the production of T3, a hormone that slows metabolism.

  8. But make sure you eat enough – Your body needs sufficient nutrients in order to survive.

  9. Eat whole grains – Whole grains are filled with vitamins, minerals and fiber.

  10. Eat spinach – Spinach is a Superfood, full of vitamins and antioxidants.

  11. Eat pomegranates – Pomegranates are also a Superfood full of antioxidants that can prevent heart disease and lower blood pressure.

  12. Eat avocados – One benefit of avacados is that the oils found in avocados toughen and hydrate your skin.

  13. Consume more fat – Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in the body and boost the ability of the body’s enzymes to convert stored fat to energy.

  14. Just make sure its the right kind Fats and oils can stress the digestive system and raise cholesterol levels.

  15. Eat more fiber – Fiber helps to slow down digestion, helping you feel full longer but also helps food move through the digestive system quicker.

  16. Drink green tea – Green tea is full of antioxidants that help rejuvenate skin cells, heal scrapes and bruises, and protect against sun damage.

  17. Don’t smoke Smoking not only causes premature skin aging, but it destroys cilia in your lungs, keeping dirt, pollution, and chemicals trapped in your lungs.

  18. Reduce alcohol intake – Alcohol inhibits communication signals in the brain, depresses the nervous system, and inhibits bone marrow’s ability to regenerate new blood cells.

  19. Moisturize your face – Whether you have oily or dry skin, moisturizer is necessary to hydrate your skin and keep the moisture in balance. moisturize your face

  20. Moisturize your neck – Because most people forget to moisturize their neck, it tends to age faster than the rest of their face.

  21. Exfoliate – Exfoliation rids the skin of dry skin cells,creating a healthy, smooth appearance.

  22. Remove makeup every night – Not removing your makeup daily can dry out your skin, block and stretch pores, and deepen wrinkles.

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  23. Avoid heat in your hair – Heat damage causes split ends, breakage, and dry and frizzy hair.

  24. Get a hot oil treatment – The oil treatment opens the cuticle and allows moisture to penetrate the hair shaft.

  25. Wash your face with milk – Milk contains protein, fat and amino acids that can reduce redness and exfoliate the skin.

  26. Baby your hands – Hands are one of the first places to show age, keep them lotioned and keep your nails manicured.

  27. Be gentle to your feet – The health of your feet contributes to your overall health. Wear shoes that fit and get heel or arch support if necessary.

  28. Avoid tanning – Sun damage, next to smoking is one of the leading causes of premature skin aging. For more information about safe tanning, visit this blog.

  29. Always use sunscreen – Always protect your skin, use sunscreen with natural minerals like zinc oxide.

  30. Remember to sunscreen the back of your hands – We wash our hands many times throughout the day, washing the sunscreen right off. Reapply sunscreen periodically.

  31. Shield your car windows – On average, we get 200 hours of sun exposure a year through commuting. 80% of a person’s sun exposure is through widows. Protect your skin from the rays of the sun.

  32. Use lemon juice on sun spots – Lemon juice can help fade sun spots, dilute it with water and apply with a q-tip once a day.

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  33. Wear less makeup – Some cosmetics suffocate the skin and can make wrinkles stand out.

  34. Shave correctly – Shaving can irritate the skin, so be sure to use clean razors, never shave dry, and make sure to rinse the skin well after.

  35. Use the right kind of soap – There are different soaps geared towards different skin types, make sure you get the right kind. SSS Breast Cancer Awareness

  36. Exercise regularly – Exercise burns calories, boosts good cholesterol, improves mood and increases energy.

  37. Stretch often – Stretching helps keep joints and muscles mobile and reduces the effects of aging.

  38. Take Vitamin A – Vitamin A helps the immune system, vision, and bone growth.

  39. Get enough Vitamin D – Vitamin D is necessary for the regulation of calcium absorption and helps maintain healthy bones and teeth.

  40. Use beauty products with retinol – Retinol reduces substances that break down collagen in the skin after being in the sun.

  41. Reduce stress – Stress has been linked to cancer, lung disease, depression and other health problems.

  42. Fall in love – Passion is powerful, releasing hormones that reduce stress and anxiety.

  43. Do yoga – Yoga is designed to strengthen the inside and outside of your body, reinforcing muscles around the spine, lengthen muscles as well as reduces stress.

  44. Keep your brain sharp – Continue to keep your synapses firing to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s. Do sudoku puzzles, keep up on current events, etc.

  45. Enjoy life – Focusing on positive things in life reduces stress and slow decline in physical functions.

  46. Finding the beauty in every day – Finding the beauty in every day can make us feel grateful and happy.

  47. Avoid people who complain about their age – Negativity is contagious, so avoid it whenever possible.

  48. Surround yourself with vivacious people – We become like the people we associate ourselves with, so surround yourself with youthful, energetic people.

  49. Be a part of a group – Not only will you feel like you belong, people who have more associations have less cognitive decline as they age.

  50. Travel – Whether it’s to Paris or through your neighborhood, traveling adds love, laughter, and experience to your life.

  51. Plan for the future – Having something to look forward to will make you feel hopeful.

  52. Be extravagant sometimes – Treating yourself to something special can make you feel important.

  53. Don’t feel sorry for yourself – Focusing on the negative will make you unhappy, increasing stress and anxiety.

  54. Believe in yourself – Seeing problems as challenges rather than setbacks helps us feel empowered, allowing us to accomplish more and feel younger.

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  55. Take the time to be beautiful – Taking the time to get ready in the morning will make you feel better about yourself for the rest of the day.

  56. Never say you are “too old” – Saying you are too old for something creates a self-fulfilling prophecy that will make you become as “old” as you act.

  57. Engage in positive self talk – Positive self talk can lower depression, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and create better resilience to hardships and stress.

  58. Spend time with children – Children know how to be happy and carefree. We could learn a thing or two from them.

  59. Get enough sleep – It is scientifically proven that people who sleep less age faster.

  60. Keep up on your eye exams – When you can’t see properly, you squint, overcompensating your eyesight and deepening frown wrinkles.

  61. Visit your dentist regularly – Oral health is directly related to overall health; your dentist can help make sure your teeth and gums are healthy.

  62. Get a massage – Massages regulate blood pressure, purge toxins, relax the body, and stimulate the skin.

  63. Laugh every day – Milton Berle said “Laughter is an instant vacation”. It can calm nerves, strengthen the immune system and help us bond with friends.

  64. Be grateful – Grateful people experience less depression and stress, are more likely to serve, exercise more, and achieve their personal goals.

  65. Take breaks – Taking the time to breathe can relax the body, refocus us, and decrease anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and other problems.

  66. Go outside – Fresh air reduces stress, boosts the immune system, and energizes our bodies.

  67. Take your time with life – Fast paced lives are often stressful. Slow down and take the time to relax.

  68. Avoid using mobility aids unless necessary – Depending on mobility aids actually weakens our body’s natural ability to move. reduce stress and relax

  69. Read 15 minutes a day – Reading can make you feel calm, improve your memory and can lessen your chances of developing Alzheimer’s.

  70. Learn something new every day – Learning makes you feel young and alive. It also keeps your mind active and slows the degeneration of the mind.

  71. Reduce Screen Time – Reduced screen time increases brain performance and boost the quality of sleep.

  72. Don’t act your age – Do something that you are “too old to do”; play on a playground, hike a mountain, or get a popsicle. You are only as old as you feel.

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